Ready to go in reverse?
That’s what our temperatures will do Wednesday.
50s at 1am. 46 degrees around breakfast. 42 at lunch time. And dropping to 39 degrees for the evening commute.
Yep, it’s a sign of colder air racing into our skies. And it’ll feel extra cold because Portland’s high temperature of 55 degrees on Tuesday January 8, 2013, nearly tied our record high for the date which was only 57.
Portland Snow Outlook: Door Opens Wednesday
This graphic I used on KOIN Local 6 News Tuesday night at 11 hits the highlights, for sure. One other thing to add to the main part of the day Wednesday is that we may have a few heavy showers roll through. These tend to change over to snow, down to the valley floor, if they last more than a few minutes. Still, I don’t see anything sticking during the day Wednesday.
By late Wednesday night, any showers around are increasingly snow instead of rain. And Thursday morning I think most anything falling will be snow–but for the Portland-Vancouver area our forecast tools are trying to limit it to flurries. For the last couple days, it’s been showing the better group of snow showers Thursday morning to be over the Central & Southern Willamette Valley. We’ll see.
Accumulation? As of right now, it’s hard to imagine more than a dusting. And most of us won’t even get that. But a few ‘bonus bands’ of snow showers could quickly change things. The time to watch will really be Thursday morning.
It looks to me like Oregon & Southwest Washington start an extended dry stretch by Thursday night and we could be mainly dry through much of next week. And most of the time, it looks chilly, too.
So, I hope you enjoyed the 50s the last couple of days. Because they…are…outta here!